I suppose some of us have to get really dirty before we can become truly clean.
I was allegedly South Dakota’s most famous old lady.
Sixteen years ago I survived my old man’s murder
Never again will I surrender my heart.
Never again will I sacrifice to the Club.
But that all changed in one night.
I came home and crashed into him,
and my past and present blew up in my face.
Both of us lonely, running on empty, and unwilling to admit it.
Now I feel things I’d forgotten about, want things I’d cut out of my insides.
Love not only stings when you lose it, when it’s ripped away from you.
When it first sinks its teeth in you, it can cut just as raw and sting just as deep.
I’d forgotten that.
Who holds the keys to betrayal? To suspicion? To trust?
To brotherhood? To family?
To redemption and a bleeding heart?
Right now, I just might.
**MY 4.5 STAR REVIEW**
Let me start this with, OH MY FREAKING GAWD! This is definitely a hidden gem. If this book doesn't take off, then I will be highly disappointed! It is one of a kind. It is full of raw realness that you don't find often in books!
Grace and Miller. These are two names that should be plastered all over blogs and reviews left and right! Oh my! This relationship is something else! It's not a quick build, which I love. It's slow and natural. It's raw and real. It's everything it needs to be!
I have liked most MC books that I have read. However, they aren't typically my favorite to read. They always seem to have something missing that I can never put my finger on. This one is missing nothing! It most definitely is NOT your typical MC book. It's about the MC, but it's not about the MC. It is more character-focused with the MC rules.
I may not have cried like a baby in this one, but I did cry... more than once! Just a few tears. But that says a lot coming from me. I am usually the one standing there scratching my head when people say they wept over a book. I am usually the one sitting here looking confused and baffled on what part or parts had others crying crocodile tears. Now this one, there are some really raw moments. So if you don't cry or shed a few tears, then there is something wrong with you!
Miller and Grace. These are names I should be seeing everywhere in the book world. Where are you people? Why aren't you gushing about this badass couple? They are both strong characters who deserve their spotlight! Their pasts have shaped who they are and where they are in the present. And the story of how they came to be where they are is no joyride either. It is rough and heart breaking, which is what makes these two the perfect characters in this story. They aren't sappy and lovey dovey (thank goodness). They are bold and strong.
Now, you are probably wondering if I loved this book so much, why not the 5 stars? I will tell you why not. It's not necessarily a deal breaker, but it did stop me from giving it that last half a star. I know, I can be picky sometimes. The beginning of the story almost put me off. The opening was way too descriptive. It wasn't all needed, and it almost put me off of reading the book. I prayed it didn't continue throughout the story. Don't worry, it didn't. Then the ending. Once everything is wrapped up. Then the story continues for a couple more chapters AND an epilogue. I get it. Cat wanted to give us that extra ending. But, again, it was overkill. Those chapters and the epilogue could have been summed up in one chapter and a short epilogue, and we still would have gotten the same effect. I found my self begging for it to be over, but it kept going.
In a nutshell, this book is kick-ass! You would be a fool to not read it!